Wait-Ross-Allanson Funeral Service
51 Center Street
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 742-2100
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1926 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
ELGIN - John R. Diehl, 87, of Elgin passed on Sunday, January 12, 2014. He was born on May 20, 1926 in Lanark, IL the son of Louis & Belva (Heimbaugh) Diehl. John was a US Army Veteran having served during WWII, occupational forces in Japan. He was employed By Flexonics in Elgin for over 45 years before retiring; was a member of the Congregational Church of Elgin where he was a member of the choir and was also a member of the Elgin Choral Union. John was a Gold Level Grand Master in Duplicate Bridge, something that he was very proud of. He is survived by his sons, Kevin (Roberta) Diehl of Downers Grove, Mark (Sheri) Diehl of Chicago; grandchildren, Cyndi Worthington, Jason(Jennifer) Diehl, Jeff, Abby and Nicholas Diehl, Jennifer and Kristina Koos. Great grandchildren, Summer, Amber, Caden, Lena, Samantha and Callen. Sisters in law, Wilma and Millie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wife E. Elayne Diehl in 2001, brothers Glenn, Howard and Bernard. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the Wait Ross Allanson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel, 51 Center St., Elgin. Burial will private. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4-8 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the . For information 847-742-2100 or

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Jan. 14 to Jan. 15, 2014
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